Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1108
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brodeur moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 225 and 226
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Section 1003.4996, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         1003.4996 Competency-Based Education Pilot Program.
    8  Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Competency-Based
    9  Education Pilot Program is created within the Department of
   10  Education to be administered for a period of 7 5 years. The
   11  purpose of the pilot program is to provide an educational
   12  environment that allows students to advance to higher levels of
   13  learning upon the mastery of concepts and skills through
   14  statutory exemptions relating to student progression and the
   15  awarding of credits.
   16         (1) PARTICIPATION.—The P.K. Yonge Developmental Research
   17  School and the Lake, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Seminole County
   18  School Districts may submit an application in a format
   19  prescribed by the department to participate in the pilot
   20  program.
   21         (2) APPLICATION.—The application to participate in the
   22  pilot program must, at a minimum, include:
   23         (a) The vision and timelines for the implementation of
   24  competency-based education within the school district, including
   25  a list of the schools that will participate in the pilot program
   26  during the first school year and the list of schools that will
   27  be integrated into the program in subsequent school years.
   28         (b) The annual goals and performance outcomes for
   29  participating schools, including, but not limited to:
   30         1. Student performance as defined in s. 1008.34.
   31         2. Promotion and retention rates.
   32         3. Graduation rates.
   33         4. Indicators of college and career readiness.
   34         (c) A communication plan for parents and other
   35  stakeholders, including local businesses and community members.
   36         (d) The scope of and timelines for professional development
   37  for school instructional and administrative personnel.
   38         (e) A plan for student progression based on the mastery of
   39  content, including mechanisms that determine and ensure that a
   40  student has satisfied the requirements for grade-level promotion
   41  and content mastery.
   42         (f) A plan for using technology and digital and blended
   43  learning to enhance student achievement and facilitate the
   44  competency-based education system.
   45         (g) The proposed allocation of resources for the pilot
   46  program at the school and district levels.
   47         (h) The recruitment and selection of participating schools.
   48         (i) The rules to be waived for participating schools
   49  pursuant to subsection (3) to implement the pilot program.
   50         (3) EXEMPTION FROM RULES.—In addition to the waivers
   51  authorized in s. 1001.10(3), the State Board of Education may
   52  authorize the commissioner to grant an additional waiver of
   53  rules relating to student progression and the awarding of
   54  credits.
   55         (4) STUDENT FUNDING.—Students enrolled in a participating
   56  school shall be reported for and generate funding pursuant to s.
   57  1011.62.
   58         (5) DEPARTMENT DUTIES.—The department shall:
   59         (a) Compile the student and staff schedules of
   60  participating schools before and after implementation of the
   61  pilot program.
   62         (b) Provide participating schools with access to statewide,
   63  standardized assessments required under s. 1008.22.
   64         (c) Annually, by June 1, provide to the Governor, the
   65  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   66  Representatives a report summarizing the activities and
   67  accomplishments of the pilot program and any recommendations for
   68  statutory revisions.
   69         (6) RULES.—The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
   70  to administer this section.
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   73  And the title is amended as follows:
   74         Between lines 35 and 36
   75  insert:
   76         s. 1003.4996, F.S.; extending the timeframe for the
   77         Competency-Based Education Pilot Program; amending